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Ashgate Hospice > Tributes paid to hospice patron Tony

Ashgate Hospice would like to pay tribute to our Patron, Tony Nunn, following the sad news of his unexpected death on 5th February, aged 69.

Tony, who was founder of Antony Nunn Agencies, a successful toy business based in Chesterfield, had lived next to our hospice in Old Brampton for more than 28 years.

Toys were in his blood and Tony was proud to be the fourth generation of his family involved in the toy trade; previous generations ran the well-known Redgates store in Sheffield, established in 1857, which was known as the Hamley’s of the north during the 1960s.

Tony was a dedicated supporter of the hospice for many years and became an Ashgate Hospice Patron in 2017.

He was passionate about supporting the hospice and raising money and introduced many of his friends, family and business contacts to the hospice, bringing further awareness to the essential work and care we provide.

Barbara-Anne Walker, Chief Executive at Ashgate Hospice, said: “Everyone at Ashgate Hospice is deeply saddened to hear the sad news of our Patron, Tony Nunn’s death.

“Tony was passionate about the hospice and was always keen to do everything he could to support and help fund our care.

“Alongside fellow Patron Danny Wilson, he co-hosted and generously gave up his time to help organise our Annual Ball over the past five years – an event that has raised more than a remarkable £225,000 for patient care.

“Our dear friend, Patron and neighbour, will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and will be sincerely missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.”

Tony leaves behind his wife Silke, daughter Charlie, son Patrick and grandson Walter. Rest in peace, Tony.


Tony Nunn at our Annual Ball